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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


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Blog Posted:7/2/2013 6:52:00 PM

More under read and appreciated poets for you to be inspired by. You are doing great work with all this inspiration!

And I Sing Again by Charmaine Chircop



Silent raindrops trickle

down my window

on a white cold winter day.


Blue birds sing in distance.

Children ride their sleigh.


Smoke ascend from chimneys,
amid tall trees evergreen.
Leaves leap through the wind
in chase of memories.

White swans in the south stream
touching peak to peak.
Squirrels in the grey nest
playing hide and seek.

Grandma's baking apples
cinnamon and spice,
I keep thinking of you
sweet love vanilla eyes.

An old oak wooden cabin
with food, laughter to share,
a kite above my window
shows me you're  still there

And I sing again ...

The love song of forever
as two butterflies await,
spring  flowers together

And I play again ...

On the harp strings of the moon
waiting for a new dawn
and a lovely afternoon.


Nearness of November by Nette Onclaud



In froths of a sky never ever ending,
she throttles like a half—shelled woman
slow to prance in the midst of obedient breeze,
her movement wrapped like a hundred cider vines…
How orange are her nights.
Tipping the light with curves arched and flowing with rain,
she mounts her tinseled limbs on autumnal crest.
The trees, seeds, and candles in her eyes
lightly open the fingertips of near November.


Quick to beat on belly drums, her tresses
of fire melt the liquid stars in one tender rush…
How native and young is she.
After holding the skirt that lifts into a dance in the midst
of patient time, the moon hangs like a violin ready
to strut for a waltz that drifts on appliqués of her arms.
And if every detail of lace in her malleable clay
can be sewn in the light touching her shade,
this she shall bring too. In near November froth.



When Two Are One by Charles Henderson


I think, and you speak my thoughts completely.
Wherein lies truth, if when I die, I lose myself.
My thought and deed lying fallow in decaying tissue.
So I write to save me.


You are in every thought, every deed,
every movement that I make.
You complete me.


When I awake, the first breath that
I take is to exhale a sigh of relief.
You are still by my side.


My soul belongs to God, but my essence
lies in the intangible.
In a form acutely digestible----
to be cussed and discussed.
In discourse, to be thoroughly scrutinized,
labeled and passed on.


The song is rewrit time and time again
and the note of passion sounds
as now within me seething----flowing over.
It dances on the grass
as nymphs in springtime forests.
I close one eye and look at truth
as the side of a coin standing mute.

 
I look at life spinning, good—bad—good.
But who decides bad- - - good?
The spinning coin has a solid center
which we perceive as real.
The spinning word has the same illusion- - -
we have but to interpret as we see.
Life goes on, after the thrill is gone, but
the thrill goes on as long as we are not alone. 



Ahhh to be so talented and to be so loved! Do you like them? Be inspired write for my contest and refer to one of these gems!




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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:21:00 PM
    i did this above piece?.. thanks for it posting, debbie... :)

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:24:00 AM
    aww Andie I don't agree I think EVERYONE has it in their makeup [God given aye? in their DNA] to do anything they 'set their mind to' maybe somethings come easier to some than others but if you TRY you can do it! and/or try until you can do it [whatever it is!]

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:07:00 AM
    debs, I can't be myself and emote as a free verse poet. Only as a prose poet. I don't have it in my nature to write like you do with free verse. Nette and you are completely opposite my personality and style when it comes to poetry. Anyway, I did something using a word or two from Cyndi's Cyanide poem. Will post it when I can.

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 9:09:00 AM
    You have an eye for seeing the magic in these poems, Deb.......I'm almost glad I wrote my entry early in the contest.......because now, I would have my head spinning, trying to decide which one to choose for my inspiration. Wonderful - wonderful poetry!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 8:04:00 AM
    Developing the ability to 'play off' either your own work or the work of another is like being a jazz musican! go off on your on riff, be dissonant or be harmonious but play

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:55:00 AM
    There's too much talent in this site, DebbieG Uzzi! : D Love these poems.

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Hey Syd! Look at the whacky way they have our names divided by our avatars?

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Hi there little Mama I know you don't write for contests BUT STILL you write well! Stop being a chicken we're all friends here! kiss the baby for me!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 6:57:00 AM
    yes Debs, Me likes them muchly........ especially Charles H's poem....it speaks to me................great idea for a contest, Debbo.....thanks

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:53:00 AM
    Hi Scribe and Andy.:) Ought to go and cook my shrimp now..See you later ma

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/3/2013 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oki ...no carbs for me either! : D
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don t know if you ve seen it dear andrea..It was at Christmas time I guess : ).Tnks for being too kind: )
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/3/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charma, I had not seen that poem of yours before, had I? I really love it!
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Im sorry papito but I don t have scampi on my menu..: )I have blk wild rice with lemon zest and shrimp/salmon alcartoccio/potato salad with herbs ..oil and vinegar/olives (i think you hate those)tomatoes and boiled eggs.Will you settle for any of these?No Scampi..nor crab : ) And Deborah ..one time i might participate..and ijust kissed Christina for you..mwah
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/3/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Scampi for me...
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 4:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love the pics you attached too : p
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:50:00 AM
    Holy cow..Is that my simple poem above?: ) : ).Tnks for posting it Deborah..I'm honoured .I just read your past blogs too..I just couldn 't comment cause i had no access to blogs..posting poems and not even for soup mail these past few days.It was lovely to read each poem you ve posted though.Amazing talent! ! Re participating in contest..you know i'm a chicken when it comes to contests and I don t participate..but i do wish for this contest so many entries cause muses and beverages of inspirations surrounds my being and all that makes PS what it is-Charma

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/3/2013 4:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant surround..(typoo : )
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:42:00 AM
    And Andie WRITE the Pantoum...it came to you and you can always use it for another contest!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:40:00 AM
    marlon I can't wait to see what you create!

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 4:39:00 AM
    let loose Andie, let 'er rip! how can you read nette and think rhyme? stop trying to structure and EMOTE

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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:08:00 AM
    They're phenomenal! Each piece takes you on a journey dealing with time. I don't want to say cliche, but these 3 are amazing!

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    PAPYRUS Avatar KEITH PAPYRUS Date: 7/3/2013 1:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sound typo for say.
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Deb,I had thought up the idea to do a pantoum based off the example of Tim's cotton poem on your contest page, then when I went back tonight and read the directions again, I remembered the contest was free verse. (that must be the reason I had not done your contest earlier and then it just left my mind that it was free verse). These are excellent examples here, but they are all making me think in rhyme. I will go review the other blog pages you made again and see if anything helps me think in free verse! It's always such a struggle for me!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Peace Through Understanding Using Poetry & Art
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Date Posted: 11/8/2014 9:07:00 AM
The World is FULL of Good Books
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Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 10:48:00 PM
The Power and Peril of Punctuation
Date Posted: 10/9/2014 8:49:00 AM
Aiming for Poetry as an ART
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 2:19:00 PM
More, More, More
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 5:22:00 PM
Published Poetry of the 21st Century [not mine]
Date Posted: 9/28/2014 2:41:00 PM
HELP the Meow Meow Pussycats!!!
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 3:54:00 PM
What Does Debbie Sound Like???
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 11:53:00 AM
Eunoia Review
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 7:58:00 AM
Doowop
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Thank Ruben! OH Oh, Mr. O
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 7:38:00 PM
SHUF Home of Experimental Poetics
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 3:52:00 PM
Grrrr PS please STOP
Date Posted: 7/17/2014 8:27:00 AM
Dead Snakes
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
I got 'splaining to Do!
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Sijo
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 3:42:00 PM
Tincture - A Fine Magazine
Date Posted: 6/5/2014 3:22:00 PM
Smart and Small, Yet Says it All
Date Posted: 6/1/2014 5:42:00 PM
I'm Waiting!!
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 8:22:00 PM
Help Me
Date Posted: 5/17/2014 12:40:00 PM
Last Call Anyone Else want help? Spring haiku Contest
Date Posted: 5/13/2014 11:37:00 AM
Some Good Advise
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 3:21:00 PM
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Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:17:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/25/2014 Death Muses of ISIS Verseafrica,violence,war,
11/24/2014 Clue III-Suicidal Dick's Prose Poetrymystery,
11/23/2014 A Supreme Summer Free versework,
11/23/2014 Frozen in Crystalline - Number 7 Crystallinefaith,
11/17/2014 illusion amid artistry Blitzabsence,beauty,bereavemen
11/14/2014 Tyree Gits the Boot Limerickcowboy,
11/8/2014 Clue II Haibunmystery,
11/7/2014 A Heart of Gold Versebeauty,father,friendship,
11/6/2014 Pie Eyed Sonnetfood,
11/2/2014 Boxers Versesports,
10/30/2014 Astral Ash Biofarewell,
10/29/2014 ashes fall from the joss stick: finger bone Prose Poetrydeath,
10/22/2014 Blessed Outcomes Alexandrinedesire,devotion,love,myth
10/21/2014 Above the Broad Versemen,woman,
10/21/2014 The Oracle's Descent Rispettomythology,
10/20/2014 The Party's Over Versebetrayal,
10/20/2014 Fall's Bounty Sonnetbeauty,
10/15/2014 Dark Angels of Highgate Sestinadeath,
10/3/2014 Destiny Number 5 Limerickfunny,
9/30/2014 Forever Blowing Bubbles Limerickhumor,
9/29/2014 Autumn Acrosticautumn,
9/28/2014 Free Form Verselife,
9/23/2014 Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
9/23/2014 Hiding Places Haibunabuse,
9/23/2014 Daddies Girl Free versechildhood,
9/16/2014 Holy is the Lamb Free versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014 The Devil Made Me Do It Haibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014 Watching the Shadows Grow Trioletnature,
8/29/2014 Petty-Cured Abecedarianfunny,
8/26/2014 Love Froze the Flame Ghazallost love,love,
8/21/2014 Mist Rise Ottava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014 Bewitching Power Rhymemen,power,
8/15/2014 Unknown Innocence Sonnetfaith,
8/13/2014 Mi Corazon Lyricromance,
8/12/2014 What Ever Gets You Through the Night Versefaith,
8/10/2014 A Different Fear Verseabuse,
8/7/2014 Prayer for Harvest Versesky,
8/4/2014 Black Ships Sail Tail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014 The Sky Larked Moon Versemoon,
7/31/2014 White Shoulder Dreams Free versemissing you,
7/31/2014 Masked at Midnight Blitzmurder,mystery,
7/28/2014 Velvet as Laughter - Blitz Versejoy,
7/24/2014 Soar Among Stars Versegrowth,
7/22/2014 Peek A Boo Versebaby,
7/19/2014 Ride Sally Ride Balladsexy,
7/19/2014 sun shower Haikucelebration,
7/19/2014 Turtle Bridge Free versemythology,
7/17/2014 The Scent of Water Verselife,
7/15/2014 The Great Turtle and Sky Woman Rhymemythology,
7/12/2014 The Clarity of Eye Sonnetuplifting,visionary,
7/11/2014 Shattered Stages Verseloss,
7/4/2014 Debbie's Rhyme Schema Versefun,
7/1/2014 Moonlight Kisses Ghazalsea,
6/25/2014 Somnabulant Sijonature,
6/24/2014 Going Down Limericklust,
6/24/2014 Dick's Pick Limerickgirlfriend,
6/24/2014 Penance Versefaith,
6/17/2014 Lord Harry's Front Limerickfunny,gender,
6/13/2014 Sea Saw Versesea,
6/10/2014 Dream Catchers Sijoappreciation,change,
6/9/2014 Glass Bells Free versebeauty,
6/7/2014 The Virgin, the Villian and the Black Dog Sonnetlost love,
6/2/2014 Munch's Moon Verselonely,longing,
5/18/2014 Smiling Charmed Versetime,
5/17/2014 The Day's Mourning Terzanellebereavement,
5/16/2014 blonde bombshell Senryudeath,
5/16/2014 I See Your Shell Terza Rimaabuse,introspection,sad l
5/15/2014 Awash Terzanellenature,sad,
5/15/2014 Picture Perfect Versebeauty,
5/15/2014 Sunset Compliment Dizainbeauty,
5/7/2014 MacCool's Tool Limerickallusion,humor,
5/2/2014 The Red Tide Kyriellechildhood,violence,war,wi
4/30/2014 Antique Knights Ghazalcar,cool,
4/22/2014 Blood Moon Coupletchange,death,eulogy,
4/22/2014 -drainpipes rattle on - Tanka Tankaspring,
4/21/2014 Thunder Dome Sonnetlife,
4/17/2014 Wolf Pacts Sonnetpolitical,pollution,pover
4/17/2014 Thread Time Verseuplifting,
4/16/2014 Itty Bitty Spring Tankanature,
4/16/2014 Wind Born Free versedream,
4/12/2014 Crest Fallen Versecolor,
4/8/2014 Skin Deep Free versemagic,
4/7/2014 Dark And Mystical Versenight,
4/5/2014 Tick Tock - Itty Bitty Free verseage,funny,
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4/2/2014 Trash Talkin' Free versepoems,
4/1/2014 The Handy Man Limerickfunny,funny love,
3/28/2014 March Goosebumps Sonnetspring,wind,
3/23/2014 St Catherine's Wheel Free versesky,
3/19/2014 He Crowed the Night Free versenight,
3/15/2014 Memories on the Branch Rhymeseasons,
3/14/2014 Crotches and Scotches Limerickfunny,
3/13/2014 Pushing the Envelope Free versespring,
3/13/2014 Truth Limerickfunny,
3/7/2014 Life is What You Make It Sonnetloss,
2/28/2014 Dewberry Cobbler Haibungrowing up,
2/24/2014 Remember Kent State Free versewar,
2/22/2014 What's White Got to Do With It Rhymenostalgia,parody,
2/21/2014 The Naughty Boy Quatraincare,
2/21/2014 Dumb Broad Acrosticlost love,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
God Free verselife,mystery,
Hard Times Cowboycowboy-western,family,fun
For Things Once Counted Rhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
Petal Verselove,
Defender of the Wastes Free verseart,life,parody,world,
Birth Imagismchildhood,life
this is why i woo words Verseart,inspirational,philoso
Forbear Free versesad,
Belongings Rhymeloss,love,mother,peacewor
Gold Fever Free versefaithfaith,political,
Splattered I do not know?life
Echo Quatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe) Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily Dickinson Lyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the Beginning Free versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting Pear Coupletfaith,hope
fly Free verseanimals
ABC's for a Young Captain ABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New York Free verselifeworld,light,light,
Woodcutter I do not know?warold,old,
Dreams Free versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of Chips Narrativefunny
Weep O Willows Versedeath
Harlem Blues Free verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers Everlasting Free versenostalgia
EASTER IVY Narrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of days Rhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW) Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back strophe Imagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Loneliness Rhymeintrospection,life
Remission (In Memory of William Watt). Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died Forever Free verseadventure,angst,art,confu
Heritage Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Summer Matinee Narrativebrother,me,
The Moon and I I do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, Searching Free verseimaginationlove,
BEFORE SPRING CAME Narrativeadventure,animals,childho
Pledge Sonnetdevotion
Wild Cherry Tree Free versechildhood,devotion,nature
Words from the Oracle Layallegory,philosophy
Science Free verse 
Mona Lisa resembles Chokaart
AND WITH MERRIEST SPIRIT Quintain (English)faith,father,holiday,insp
Cotton-Pickin' Paradise Versechildhood,life,nostalgia,
Where The Sycamore Grew Free verseautumn,family,house,life,
Larks Free versedeath,devotion,imaginatio
Big Bang Limerickfunny,science
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) me Free verse 
Let I do not know?loveme,me,
He Was Smoking Hot I do not know?funny
Alabaster Night Free versenature,sea,
Haunted Orb Haikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & Teacups Rhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not Tomorrow Free versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The Rose Free verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly Stays Free versehappinessjoy,
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement) Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure Fusion Verseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video link Free verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poet Free versefantasy,on writing and wo
The Road Walked Down Through the Years Rhymelife,on writing and words
The Iceman Cometh! Rhymenostalgia
He says/ She says Narrativelife
I've seen so many Sonnetintrospectionnight,night,
Searching for Michelangelo Free verseart,hope,life,people,imag
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinalovegod,light,god,life,li
Falling Stars Free versehopestar,star,
Before the City Wakes Sonnet 
realisation of self (War Child) Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado) Rhymefunnyme,me,
Late at night Lyricimaginationme,fear,me,
Reverencing Nature Balladfaith,naturenature,heart,
Dreams Coupletimagination
Simple Pleasures Rhymehappinesssummer,summer,
I Exist Pantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Leaving Madrid Blank versenostalgia,travel
Magnolia Song Free verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars through Haikuallegory,nature,places
Ethel's Remedies Rhymefunny,people
A Dream In The Mist Narrativefantasy,imagination,natur
volga 1 - 3 Prose Poetryfantasy
Mama's Cleaning Quatrainintrospection,life,mother
UPROOTING THE HEART VEINS Free verseangst,hope,mysteryme,
Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,epic
Sports Limerick Limerickfunny
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
The Snowflake Italian Sonnetgirlfriend-boyfriend,roma
Love Beyond the Pale Quatraindevotion,lost love,
Jack Lyricintrospectionlife,
Night Visions Free verselost love,passion,
The Ghost That Travels Far Personificationnature
Kite Flying - Test Free verseallegory,art,imagination,
Dining with Crow Rhymeanimals
Beauty, yes Sijohope,imagination,philosop
Smart and Final Prose Prose Poetrypeoplepeople,red,city,peo

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Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Nigel Fawcett Italy Flag Italy Read
L'nass Shango United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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